Puzzles, Mysteries, and Reviews

Sunday, July 9th, 2006

  • One of the features of Park Remark that some of you may be aware of, is the existence of an ad-hoc book club. I have typically tried to select one book each month that you and I could read together and then discuss at the end of the month.

Monday, May 8th, 2006

  • 'Tis the season for new guidebooks, and there's a brand spanking new one out there geared for families. National Parks With Kids made it to bookstores this month, and it's a worthy addition to the park guidebook genre. I can say that, because (brace yourself for a shameless self-promotion) I wrote it.

    Let me recast that.

Tuesday, April 25th, 2006

  • An important anniversary happens this year that actually predates the National Park Service. It has been 100 years that we have had Antiquities Act in this country. This single act is responsible for a lot of the places we treasure today around the Parks.

Friday, April 14th, 2006

  • What's the price of wilderness? What is the value of wildlife, thick forests, clean rivers and craggy alpine vistas uncluttered by development? We struggle with those questions daily, and the answers are at times hard to accurately summon or garner consensus.

Wednesday, April 5th, 2006

  • Wow, I did enjoy this book!
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